Affordable Remodel: How to Get Custom Results on Any Budget

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Taunton Press, 2007 - House & Home - 218 pages
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Call him cheap, but Fernando Pagés Ruiz enjoys luxury remodeling that doesn't pull at the purse strings. Now he shares his hard-won secrets, revealing the full range of money-saving options available to homeowners today. Many of these techniques and materials the author developed remodeling his own properties over the past 30 years. Others he got by interviewing top remodeling contractors around the country. With the power of insider knowledge, readers too can achieve the home of their dreams without busting their budget. Ruiz simplifies the frustrating complexities of remodeling and points out the sometimes obvious, often hidden, but always effective ways to cut costs.

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Lots of good ideas, with information and instructions, and "tips". p. 26: trundle bed under raised floor in loft space; use armoires instead of building closets; p. 31: walls that don't hit the ... Read full review

Affordable Remodel: How to Get Custom Results on Any Budget

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Ruiz (Building an Affordable House) shares his 30 years of building and remodeling experience, showing how to renovate a house cost effectively. Using before, during, and after photographs; floor ... Read full review


Strategic Planning
Blueprint to Affordability
Getting Dirty
Systems Tailoring
OpeningsDoors and Windows
The Interior Canvas
Affordable Kitchens and Baths
HighImpact LowBudget Exteriors

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About the author (2007)

Fernando Pagés Ruiz has been building affordable homes for over 20 years. A Licensed General Contractor in California and Nebraska since 1984, he has run Brighton Construction Company, Inc., in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1992. Since moving from Los Angeles to Lincoln, Ruiz has focused on affordable, high-quality housing and now build building approximately 30 homes a year.

Ruiz has also worked on National Public Radio and Pacifica. He is a Contributing Editor to Yoga Journal, where one of his profiles was nominated for a Maggie Award by the Western Magazine Association. He has written for a wide variety of consumer publications on topics ranging from the physiology of consciousness to Latin American machismo. His first book with Taunton, Building an Affordable House published in 2005.

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